phenomenology, genesis, Husserl, Levinas, futurity, eschatology, messianic
This paper seeks to examine the significance of Derrida’s work for an understanding of the basic tenets of phenomenology. Specifically, via an analysis of his understanding of the subject’s relation to the future, we will see that Derrida enhances the phenomenological understanding of temporality and intentionality, thereby moving the project of phenomenology forward in a unique way. This, in turn, suggests that future phenomenological research will have to account for an essential (rather than merely a secondary) role for both linguistic mediation and cultural and political factors within the phenomenological subject itself.
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Edinburgh University Press
DeRoo, Neal, "Derrida and the Future(s) of Phenomenology" (2011). Faculty Work Comprehensive List. 2.